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Dust over Eastern Australia

Dust over Eastern Australia
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Dust over Eastern Australia

The thick wall of dust that blew across Australia on September 26, 2009, hung in a slightly thinner veil over the Coral Sea on September 27.

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust over Eastern Australia
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Dust over Eastern Australia

A tan-orange cloud of dust completely obscures the ground between New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, in this photo-like image from September 26, 2009.

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust over Eastern Australia
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Dust over Eastern Australia

Tan dust is densely concentrated in a compact plume that mirrors the Australian coastline in this photo-like satellite image from the afternoon of September 24, 2009.

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust over Eastern Australia
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Dust over Eastern Australia

A dense plume of dust curves across the Tasman Sea, reaching from Australia to New Zealand in this photo-like satellite image from September 24, 2009.

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Dust over Eastern Australia
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Dust over Eastern Australia

A wall of dust stretches from northern Queensland to the southern tip of eastern Australia in this photo-like satellite image from September 23, 2009.

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